Message from the Office of Economic Opportunity|
We are pleased to welcome you to the Office of
Economic Opportunity's (OEO) website. As part of our mission here at the
OEO, we work with the Philadelphia business community to build internal
and external alliances with Minority ("MBE"), Women ("WBE") or Disabled
("DSBE") owned business enterprises (collectively "M/W/DSBEs), with the
City of Philadelphia, and with private industries to help develop
strong, mutually beneficial relationships that facilitate successful
As of March 2010, the City of
Philadelphia no longer offers a M/W/DSBE Certification Program.
Minority, Women, and Disabled owned businesses that wish to participate
in the City's program must be certified by another certifying agency.
The City's registration program promotes and fosters the growth of
Minority, Women, and Disabled-owned businesses (M/W/DSBEs). Companies
that register with OEO can benefit from the City's economic
All firms applying for the Office of
Economic Opportunity Registry of Certified Firms under Executive
Order 3-12 as a Minority, Woman and/or Disabled Business
Enterprise (M/W/DSBEs) must complete the M/W/DSBE Registry Application
and submit it to the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) for the
determination of eligibility.
is free. There is no fee to
apply to the registry as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Woman
Business Enterprise (WBE) or Disabled Business Enterprise (DSBE).
First, obtain certification from an
OEO Recognized Certification Agency (view
list in PDF format).
apply for registration with OEO. If you have more than one
certification, use the certification that certifies you for the longest
period of time. (Example: Certificate that expires on August 12 next
year and one that expires on December 31 next year, use the December 31
All firms accessing this registration
system must use a distinct and secure user account.
If you have any questions or need help
while completing the application please contact Alice Dungee by
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-683-2000.